SD-WAN security: The impact of orchestrated services multiplicity

The pace of software-defined wide-area network (SD-WAN) deployments has experienced strong growth over the past four years. As a result, the SD-WAN has already become a strategic component of many communications service provider (CSP) networks. One reason for SD-WAN growth is that the service richness of SD-WANs continues to evolve, such as with the integration of security services into those deployments. Increasingly, SD-WAN security services are becoming an important differentiator, playing a major role in the managed SD-WAN service provider selection process.

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Prodea is the first company to provide seamless access to the broad range of services comprising the connected home and a unified connecting point to a truly connected digital life. Our Residential Operating System (ROS) is an end-to-end service delivery platform enabling diverse Service Providers worldwide to rapidly and cost-effectively deliver unfettered, agnostic connectivity and services between people, data and devices. We are making the connected home a reality today and ultimately empowering the Internet of Things.

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Ericsson’s 5G platform adds unique core and business communication capabilities

Article | September 28, 2023

To leverage the full benefits of 5G and cloud native investments, orchestration and automation are now a critical matter of business. Ericsson’s 5G platform is now being strengthened with new solutions that enable smarter business. David Bjore, Head of R&D and Portfolio, Business Area Digital Services, Ericsson, says: “Through our core networks, service providers can get to market faster and can capitalize on new services, through leading consumer and enterprise communication and monetization solutions, enabling them to stay ahead in the race for 5G business, today and tomorrow.”

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Wireless, 5G

Ericsson researchers top 4.3Gbps downlink on 5G millimeter wave

Article | May 18, 2023

With a technical specification comprising 8 component carriers (8CC) aggregating 800MHz of millimeter wave spectrum, Ericsson engineers achieved delivery rates of 4.3Gbps – the fastest 5G speed to date. Ericsson Radio System Street Macro 6701 delivered data with downlink speeds of 4.3Gbps over-the-air to an industry partner test device during interoperability testing. The commercial solution, including network and terminal support, will be available to 5G consumers during 2020.

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5G

Intelligence Brief: How is 5G changing network ownership?

Article | May 18, 2023

5G necessitates a different network strategy. Unlike previous generations, 5G deployment is not only about adding more sites and increasing backhaul capacity. In fact, it is more about rethinking the whole network architecture to make it agile. The high capacity requirements of 5G will necessitate the use of small cells in cities and areas of high footfall (such as airports) to complement national macro networks. Private networks (for example to sell into enterprise customers) and the concept of a neutral host (such as for sports stadiums) are further examples of diversification.

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5G Needs Edge Computing to Deliver on Its Promises

Article | February 11, 2020

Edge computing will be a key enabler for 5G to deliver on its bandwidth and latency requirements. In the short term, it can enable developers to provide a “5G experience” at scale. In the long term, it will be necessary to optimise customer experience for real-time, data hungry applications. Telecoms operators have reported that 5G in the lab can deliver network speeds that are more than twenty times faster than LTE1. But, this does not reflect the experience of the average user. And 5G roll out in many countries will be limited in terms of coverage and capabilities for several more years, given that the ultra-low latency standards will only be revealed in 3GPP’s Release 16 later this year. This is why it is likely that, for 5G to deliver on its promises, it must be coupled with edge computing.

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Prodea Systems

Prodea is the first company to provide seamless access to the broad range of services comprising the connected home and a unified connecting point to a truly connected digital life. Our Residential Operating System (ROS) is an end-to-end service delivery platform enabling diverse Service Providers worldwide to rapidly and cost-effectively deliver unfettered, agnostic connectivity and services between people, data and devices. We are making the connected home a reality today and ultimately empowering the Internet of Things.

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Mobile Infrastructure,Network Infrastructure

T-Mobile’s 5G Network Slicing Beta is Revolutionizing Video-calling

T‑Mobile | September 06, 2023

T-Mobile launches network slicing beta targeting developers, with an initial emphasis on elevating video calling applications. Network slicing, enabled by 5G SA, offers tailored network performance based on specific use case requirements. This opportunity is geared towards developers seeking to enhance video calling apps, leveraging its exclusive nationwide 5G SA network. T-Mobile, a leading 5G network provider, has launched a network slicing beta for developers, initially targeting video calling applications. The network slicing beta is available for iOS developers in Seattle and San Francisco, with Android expansion expected later this year as device manufacturers slice. This solution aims to enhance video calling applications by leveraging the capabilities of 5G standalone architecture (5G SA). Developers engage with the capabilities at T-Mobile's 5G Hub for comprehensive testing and validation. Through the solution, video calling app developers can experience the beta by registering through T-Mobile's developer platform, DevEdge. Considering the rising demand for video calling applications fueled by remote work and the need for seamless connectivity, the company recognizes the importance of optimizing network conditions. It plans to expand the beta program to include more application types and use cases. T-Mobile is aggressively expanding its 5G coverage, offering developers the ability to create customized network slices that help enhance their applications by ensuring consistent uplink and downlink speeds, lower latency, and increased reliability. The Un-carrier's 5G network serves 326 million people across two million square miles—surpassing the combined coverage of AT&T and Verizon. Furthermore, T-Mobile's high-speed Ultra Capacity 5G is accessible to 285 million people nationwide. Notably, T-Mobile has set ambitious plans to extend Ultra Capacity 5G to an even broader audience, with a target of reaching 300 million individuals within the current year. This ambitious undertaking solidifies its standing as a dominant force in 5G coverage. Additionally, T-Mobile allows developers to work closely with the company's engineers at the 5G Hub for rigorous testing and validation. This collaborative endeavor brings together developers from renowned industry leaders such as Dialpad Ai, Google, Webex by Cisco, Zoom Video Communications and many others. It symbolizes a collective effort to push the boundaries of innovation in video calling applications and the broader landscape of 5G technology. “The wireless industry has talked about 5G network slicing for years and at T-Mobile we’ve been putting in the work to bring it to life. Thanks to our nationwide 5G SA network, T-Mobile is the only operator in the country capable of unlocking this technology so developers can immediately begin creating applications that can one day provide tangible benefits to wireless users everywhere.” -Ulf Ewaldsson, President of Technology at T-Mobile

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Mobile OS,Wan Technologies

UST Expands Offerings in the Telecom Space with Acquisition of MobileComm

PR Newswire | September 01, 2023

UST, a leading digital transformation solutions company, has acquired MobileComm, a global telecom engineering firm with over 21 years of experience in telecommunications and wireless engineering services. The acquisition of Dallas-based Mobilecomm and the integration of its over 1300 employees will significantly strengthen UST's telecommunications practice and position the company to continue building upon its growth in this dynamic sector. MobileComm was founded in 2002 and operates across the US, India, and Canada. Its experienced team of experts brings a diverse set of capabilities in wireless engineering. For 21 years, MobileComm has supported some of the largest Communications Service Providers (CSPs) for a range of initiatives, including wireless network modernization, 5G network rollout, network performance enhancement, RF engineering, private cellular networks, and Open RAN. As telco workloads move to the cloud and open networks standardize, managing complex multi-vendor, multi-technology, and multi-cloud networks have become increasingly critical to success. This strategic acquisition will enable UST to merge its deep experience in cloud and devsecops with MobileComm's wireless engineering capabilities, providing unique offerings for Communications Service Provider (CSP) customers. Furthermore, by combining UST's domain expertise in other key verticals with Mobilecomm's wireless engineering expertise, UST can bring industry-curated 5G (Private Cellular) use cases, providing new monetization opportunities to CSPs. Adding these capabilities to UST's already strong telecommunications division positions the company to deepen existing client relationships while expanding its global client base. "We are proud to announce the acquisition of MobileComm. We believe this strategic move will further empower UST to continue developing our wide range of compelling solutions in the telecommunications sector. We are now better positioned to leverage our existing technologies and client relationships to expand the scope of our offerings and deliver bespoke solutions that accelerate digital transformation. UST will build upon this momentum by continuing to invest in the network engineering space," said Aravind Nandanan, General Manager, Telecommunications, UST. "UST has earned a reputation as a key driver of innovation across a number of sectors, and we are excited to join them as we look to leverage the assets and experience of MobileComm to continue building on UST's success in the telecommunications industry," said Harvinder Cheema, Chief Executive Officer, MobileComm. About MobileComm Professionals Inc MobileComm is a global frontrunner in deploying and modernizing wireless networks, heightening performance standards, constructing Private cellular networks, and executing Open RAN solutions. Their expertise empowers network operators to craft exceptional customer experiences. Organizations worldwide rely on MobileComm's adept wireless network specialists and in-house platforms driven by machine learning and predictive analytics, expediting deployment processes and mitigating potential risks. At the heart of MobileComm, a center of excellence propels unmatched solutions for 5G network design, implementation, and performance optimization.

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Mobile OS,Wan Technologies

KORE Empowers National Retailer's Digital Transformation with 5G Connectivity

PR Newswire | August 31, 2023

KORE, a global leader in IoT solutions and a pioneering IoT hyperscaler and provider of IoT Connectivity, Solutions and Analytics, today announced its collaboration with a major national retailer to catalyze its digital transformation. By delivering advanced 5G connectivity, KORE is powering a nationwide shift towards digital-first retail, from security systems to customer experiences. In a world where digital prowess is paramount, reliable connectivity is the cornerstone of innovation. KORE's 5G solutions and services, including failover options, provide the link for these retailers to reimagine inventory management, business operations, and customer service. "Long gone are the days of interrupted sales or laborious stock checks," said Romil Bahl, KORE's President and CEO. "KORE's 5G connectivity will ensure business continuity for this retail chain, even when primary connections fail, while also putting agile inventory and operations management in action." KORE's commitment to its customers goes beyond connectivity. The company's hardware sourcing and managed services streamline installations and configurations, ensuring a frictionless digital transition. This digital transformation isn't just about mitigating risks; it's about affordability and efficiency. Bahl emphasizes, "KORE's 5G service guarantees reliability and eliminates hefty building costs, a stark contrast to the burdensome expense of wired services." KORE's alliance with the national retailer signals a turning point for retail, where 5G connectivity pioneers a new era. Retailers nationwide are embracing this transformation, driven by the agility, efficiency, and robustness of KORE's advanced solutions. About KORE KORE is a pioneer, leader, and trusted advisor delivering mission critical IoT solutions and services. We empower organizations of all sizes to improve operational and business results by simplifying the complexity of IoT. Our deep IoT knowledge and experience, global reach, purpose-built solutions, and deployment agility accelerate and materially impact our customers' business outcomes.

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Mobile Infrastructure,Network Infrastructure

T-Mobile’s 5G Network Slicing Beta is Revolutionizing Video-calling

T‑Mobile | September 06, 2023

T-Mobile launches network slicing beta targeting developers, with an initial emphasis on elevating video calling applications. Network slicing, enabled by 5G SA, offers tailored network performance based on specific use case requirements. This opportunity is geared towards developers seeking to enhance video calling apps, leveraging its exclusive nationwide 5G SA network. T-Mobile, a leading 5G network provider, has launched a network slicing beta for developers, initially targeting video calling applications. The network slicing beta is available for iOS developers in Seattle and San Francisco, with Android expansion expected later this year as device manufacturers slice. This solution aims to enhance video calling applications by leveraging the capabilities of 5G standalone architecture (5G SA). Developers engage with the capabilities at T-Mobile's 5G Hub for comprehensive testing and validation. Through the solution, video calling app developers can experience the beta by registering through T-Mobile's developer platform, DevEdge. Considering the rising demand for video calling applications fueled by remote work and the need for seamless connectivity, the company recognizes the importance of optimizing network conditions. It plans to expand the beta program to include more application types and use cases. T-Mobile is aggressively expanding its 5G coverage, offering developers the ability to create customized network slices that help enhance their applications by ensuring consistent uplink and downlink speeds, lower latency, and increased reliability. The Un-carrier's 5G network serves 326 million people across two million square miles—surpassing the combined coverage of AT&T and Verizon. Furthermore, T-Mobile's high-speed Ultra Capacity 5G is accessible to 285 million people nationwide. Notably, T-Mobile has set ambitious plans to extend Ultra Capacity 5G to an even broader audience, with a target of reaching 300 million individuals within the current year. This ambitious undertaking solidifies its standing as a dominant force in 5G coverage. Additionally, T-Mobile allows developers to work closely with the company's engineers at the 5G Hub for rigorous testing and validation. This collaborative endeavor brings together developers from renowned industry leaders such as Dialpad Ai, Google, Webex by Cisco, Zoom Video Communications and many others. It symbolizes a collective effort to push the boundaries of innovation in video calling applications and the broader landscape of 5G technology. “The wireless industry has talked about 5G network slicing for years and at T-Mobile we’ve been putting in the work to bring it to life. Thanks to our nationwide 5G SA network, T-Mobile is the only operator in the country capable of unlocking this technology so developers can immediately begin creating applications that can one day provide tangible benefits to wireless users everywhere.” -Ulf Ewaldsson, President of Technology at T-Mobile

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Mobile OS,Wan Technologies

UST Expands Offerings in the Telecom Space with Acquisition of MobileComm

PR Newswire | September 01, 2023

UST, a leading digital transformation solutions company, has acquired MobileComm, a global telecom engineering firm with over 21 years of experience in telecommunications and wireless engineering services. The acquisition of Dallas-based Mobilecomm and the integration of its over 1300 employees will significantly strengthen UST's telecommunications practice and position the company to continue building upon its growth in this dynamic sector. MobileComm was founded in 2002 and operates across the US, India, and Canada. Its experienced team of experts brings a diverse set of capabilities in wireless engineering. For 21 years, MobileComm has supported some of the largest Communications Service Providers (CSPs) for a range of initiatives, including wireless network modernization, 5G network rollout, network performance enhancement, RF engineering, private cellular networks, and Open RAN. As telco workloads move to the cloud and open networks standardize, managing complex multi-vendor, multi-technology, and multi-cloud networks have become increasingly critical to success. This strategic acquisition will enable UST to merge its deep experience in cloud and devsecops with MobileComm's wireless engineering capabilities, providing unique offerings for Communications Service Provider (CSP) customers. Furthermore, by combining UST's domain expertise in other key verticals with Mobilecomm's wireless engineering expertise, UST can bring industry-curated 5G (Private Cellular) use cases, providing new monetization opportunities to CSPs. Adding these capabilities to UST's already strong telecommunications division positions the company to deepen existing client relationships while expanding its global client base. "We are proud to announce the acquisition of MobileComm. We believe this strategic move will further empower UST to continue developing our wide range of compelling solutions in the telecommunications sector. We are now better positioned to leverage our existing technologies and client relationships to expand the scope of our offerings and deliver bespoke solutions that accelerate digital transformation. UST will build upon this momentum by continuing to invest in the network engineering space," said Aravind Nandanan, General Manager, Telecommunications, UST. "UST has earned a reputation as a key driver of innovation across a number of sectors, and we are excited to join them as we look to leverage the assets and experience of MobileComm to continue building on UST's success in the telecommunications industry," said Harvinder Cheema, Chief Executive Officer, MobileComm. About MobileComm Professionals Inc MobileComm is a global frontrunner in deploying and modernizing wireless networks, heightening performance standards, constructing Private cellular networks, and executing Open RAN solutions. Their expertise empowers network operators to craft exceptional customer experiences. Organizations worldwide rely on MobileComm's adept wireless network specialists and in-house platforms driven by machine learning and predictive analytics, expediting deployment processes and mitigating potential risks. At the heart of MobileComm, a center of excellence propels unmatched solutions for 5G network design, implementation, and performance optimization.

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Mobile OS,Wan Technologies

KORE Empowers National Retailer's Digital Transformation with 5G Connectivity

PR Newswire | August 31, 2023

KORE, a global leader in IoT solutions and a pioneering IoT hyperscaler and provider of IoT Connectivity, Solutions and Analytics, today announced its collaboration with a major national retailer to catalyze its digital transformation. By delivering advanced 5G connectivity, KORE is powering a nationwide shift towards digital-first retail, from security systems to customer experiences. In a world where digital prowess is paramount, reliable connectivity is the cornerstone of innovation. KORE's 5G solutions and services, including failover options, provide the link for these retailers to reimagine inventory management, business operations, and customer service. "Long gone are the days of interrupted sales or laborious stock checks," said Romil Bahl, KORE's President and CEO. "KORE's 5G connectivity will ensure business continuity for this retail chain, even when primary connections fail, while also putting agile inventory and operations management in action." KORE's commitment to its customers goes beyond connectivity. The company's hardware sourcing and managed services streamline installations and configurations, ensuring a frictionless digital transition. This digital transformation isn't just about mitigating risks; it's about affordability and efficiency. Bahl emphasizes, "KORE's 5G service guarantees reliability and eliminates hefty building costs, a stark contrast to the burdensome expense of wired services." KORE's alliance with the national retailer signals a turning point for retail, where 5G connectivity pioneers a new era. Retailers nationwide are embracing this transformation, driven by the agility, efficiency, and robustness of KORE's advanced solutions. About KORE KORE is a pioneer, leader, and trusted advisor delivering mission critical IoT solutions and services. We empower organizations of all sizes to improve operational and business results by simplifying the complexity of IoT. Our deep IoT knowledge and experience, global reach, purpose-built solutions, and deployment agility accelerate and materially impact our customers' business outcomes.

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